Man charged with deprivation of liberty, assault

A 25-year-old Southside man accused of assault and deprivation of liberty, has been remanded in custody after fronting Gympie Magistrates Court for the first time on Tuesday.

Robert Lance Bligh did not apply for bail when he faced the court in police custody.

The court heard the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service would not represent him because of previous issues experienced with Mr Bligh, who has been charged with five offences.

They relate to two alleged assaults and an alleged unlawful entry of a home with intent on July 28.

He was arrested on the evening of July 28, after a series of events that began at a home in Pine St that day.

The charges include one count of assault occasioning bodily harm, one count of common assault, and deprivation of liberty by unlawfully detaining or confining and entering a dwelling by breaking in, with actual violence whilst armed with a dangerous weapon.

Mr Bligh has also been charged with driving without a licence.

He will appear in court again on August 18.

Gympie Times

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